Only two days till Christmas and the movie theaters are humming. Coming out on Christmas Day are two very beautifully made films. These are the movies you have been waiting all year to see. These are the movies you can take the older children to see. These are the movies that if you get tired of watching 'Home Alone' or 'The Santa Clause' reruns then you have to get to the movie theater this Wednesday to see them.
First is 'Lone Survivor', a tale of courage and strength coming during a mission in the early days of our stay in Afghanistan. Mark Wahlberg stars as the lone survivor of a ill fated mission in 2005. The objective was to take out a Taliban leader but when the four men are dropped off they are immediately surrounded by hundreds of the enemy. A true tale of a navy seal who did his best.
Second is the movie 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. This is the story of the first black President of South Africa. It is a riveting story of the hardship Mandela had to endure as he grew up first in a colonial government system then to a separatist white government system. It addresses his personal life from his failed marriages to his 27 years in prison. It is a fitting tribute to a man who just passed away at the age of 95. Idris Elba does a wonderful job portraying Nelson Mandela. They are both very well done and you will enjoy both movies.
On a personal note I want to thank all of you who have been reading my articles, as well as, movie reviews. I have been writing for examiner.com for some 5 months and have secured some 27,000 page views in that time. As for my blog "The Bull Pen" I have been writing for some 8 months and have close to 46,000 hits on my material that I have posted. From the bottom of my heart I just want to say thank you for taking the time to read my material. Coming after Christmas I will post my end of the year lists and thoughts. I hope and pray all of you have a safe Christmas and a very prosperous New Year. I truly have enjoyed being in contact with you for these past months and I look forward to the year to come. So get out there and watch the movies and enjoy losing yourself in cinematic history even if it is only for a short period of time. Peace.